Dizziness: Common Symptom of Pregnancy?

I think I am pregnant and the lightheadedness is getting so severe that I can hardly drive. Is this normal?

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Yes, dizziness and light-headedness can be a symptom of pregnancy.

These symptoms could also be a sign of other conditions, such as diabetes, low blood sugar, flu, blood loss, hypothyroidism, anemia, etc. Of course these things can also co-exist with pregnancy.

The earliest symptom of pregnancy is usually breast tenderness, usually around the nipples.

I would have a random blood sugar or a post-prandial (after a meal) blood sugar drawn and consider thyroid studies as well.

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